Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm"
"It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all."
"We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Adventure Quotes
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."
"I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere."
"All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."
"I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Our life is frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs."
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
"Men have become the tools of their tools."
"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."
"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."

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